Pierce College: Narrative Description

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1601 39th Ave. SE
Puyallup, WA 98374-2222
Tel: (253)840-8400; Admissions: (253)964-6686; Fax: (253)840-8423; Web Site: http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 140-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $4540. Educational spending 2002-03: $6524 per student. Total enrollment: 13,294. Students come from 12 other countries, 56% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Green River Community College, Tacoma Community College, Highline Community College, South Puget Sound Community College. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for international students or veterinary technology, dental hygiene programs. Option: early admission. Placement: ACT ASSET recommended; ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2142 Full-time. State resident tuition: $2595 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $7350 full-time. Mandatory fees: $255 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: Black Student Union, Phi Theta Kappa, Dental Hygiene Association, Veterinary Technology Association, Latino Student Union. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 55,000 books and 425 serials. Operations spending 2002-03: $732,414. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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